by Bubbles319 Investigator
Investigator

Changing IP Address?

 I'm not great at IT stuff so if this is possible please can you tell me in really easy step?

 

A couple of sites I'm trying to use have come back saying I can't use them because of the country I'm in.  I have used an IP address checker and it's saying my EE broadband's address is in California.


Is there any way that I can change this to a UK address so I don't have to keep using my mobile's data?

 

I turned my router off/on and still the same.  Have deleted history/cookies/cache.

 

Many thanks

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
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Re: Changing IP Address?

Yes, why not! Just don't keep rebooting it too often.

 

If you have another router you could swap it & it'll likely get another IP pool.

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by Grand Master
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Re: Changing IP Address?

It is not possible for your EE public IP to be in California. Please post the 1st 3 parts of your IP so I can check it out.

 

Your history/cookies/cache have nowt to do with your IP.

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Re: Changing IP Address?

You could try leaving your router switch off for a couple of hours (over-night is probably the most convenient) as most ISP's use very sticky IP address' now due to the shortage of them.

 

It's also just just EE that have this issue as I have also experienced this issue myself a few times and I've with Sky.

 

The other option is to use a VPN (virtual private network) which is a piece of software that changes you external IP address.  There are some free ones but VPN can and do have an impact on browsing speeds.

by Bubbles319 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Changing IP Address?

Thank you both.

 

When I look up the address using https://www.iplocation.net/ it comes up with California in the top option:-Geolocation data from IP2Location (Product: DB6, updated on 2018-5-1) & UK in:-Geolocation data from ipinfo.io (Product: API, real-time)

 

Using https://whatismyipaddress.com it comes up with Nottingham

 

the numbers I believe you're after are 91.110.103

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Changing IP Address?

You're right! Your IP is registered to EE in Los Angeles. Looks like originally EE inherited it from T-Mobile USA.

 

All you do is keep re-syncing or rebooting the router until you get an IP not started '91.110' or ''91.111'.

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by Bubbles319 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Changing IP Address?

So just keep turning the router off and back on again.  Leaving it off overnight as suggested?

by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: Changing IP Address?

Yes, why not! Just don't keep rebooting it too often.

 

If you have another router you could swap it & it'll likely get another IP pool.

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by Bubbles319 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Changing IP Address?

Turned if off for a few hours and we're now back in the UK. 

 

Thanks so much for your help. 

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Changing IP Address?

Thanks! You're welcome :)! Glad I could be of assistance & it is now sorted.

 

What's your IP start with now?

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Re: Changing IP Address?

Hello there @Bubbles319

 

Glad you got the help you needed from the community.

 

Thanks @XRaySpeX @Profile closed

 

Come back to the community anytime.

by Bubbles319 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Changing IP Address?

Starts with 91.110.104.  I know you said not to have it start with that but I guess it's OK if in the UK now? 

by Star Contributor
Star Contributor

Re: Changing IP Address?

EE's IP addresses are not very sticky at all.  A 20 second router reboot is sufficient.  I have had over 40 IP addresses in the last 2 years.  Mine used to be 2.xx. but now 90% of the time it becomes 95.xx.  and it makes whitelisting for your own websites a contunual pain.

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Changing IP Address?

Ah, those are registered to Bristol. Looks like diff parts of the same pool are farmed out to diff locations. All the better as it makes it easier to re-sync to get a satisfactory 1.

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by Skilled Contributor
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Re: Changing IP Address?


@XRaySpeX wrote:

You're right! Your IP is registered to EE in Los Angeles. Looks like originally EE inherited it from T-Mobile USA.

 

All you do is keep re-syncing or rebooting the router until you get an IP not started '91.110' or ''91.111'.


Probably the old USA Orange research & development office/team IP. It shouldn’t be allowing any type of EE customer access. 

 

 

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by cylonrouter Contributor
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Re: Changing IP Address?

Have you tried using a dyndns system so you can whitelist by (sub)domain?

by Star Contributor
Star Contributor

Re: Changing IP Address?

I found a work around... become a BT customer.

 

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